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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: CACAO GENOTYPIC RESPONSE TO ABIOTIC STRESSES, MANAGEMENT AND SOIL QUALITY AND THE ACQUISITION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CACAO GERMPLASM

Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops

Project Number: 1245-21000-266-13
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 09, 2008
End Date: May 09, 2013

Objective:
1. To assess the genotypic differences of cacao and legume cover crops to abiotic stresses such as nutrient deficiency/elemental toxicities, moisture stresses, and shade. 2. Cacao management systems such as agroforestry and cover crops systems and their impact on the soil quality factors will be evaluated.

Approach:
Fundação Pau Brasil actively promotes sustainable cacao production through collaborations with cacao research institutions. This specific cooperative agreement (SCA) will emphasize the coordination of research approaches of the USDA/ARS and all collaborating institution mentioned here and will promote sustainable cacao production research and identification of abiotic stress tolerant cacao germplasms. The agreement promotes international partnerships and cooperation with the USDA-ARS.

Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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